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    Off to Bootcamp

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    This weekend is the first ever South Island code camp - themed in a military way its been called bootcamp . The focus of sessions over the two days is all the new features and functionality in Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008...
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    Visual Studio 2008 - Multi-targeting

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    As promised, here is the first of my screen casts on Visual Studio 2008. This one focuses on Multi-targeting which allows you to target one of three versions of the .Net Framework in Visual Studio 2008. These screencasts will generally weigh in at around...
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    Adam Cogan on Performance Point Server

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    Adam Cogan (Regional Director and MVP from Australia) is in New Zealand this weekend for the Boot Camp in Christchurch. If you dont get to boot camp, but you want to get along to see what he's been up to with Microsoft Performance Point Server , you can...
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    MSDN Flash - Visual Studio and taking on the world

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    After the last six weeks traveling around the country speaking, its great to be back in Wellington. Although the community is still pumping and the first ever South Island code camp is this weekend, so I won’t be sitting still long. Toward the end of...
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    First Girl Geek Dinner

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    After Tech Ed, a number of technical women decided that they wanted to get together a little more regularly, and so they decided to build a community around girly geeks - the term used in the UK for similar events there. I've had a bit of mail sitting...
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    Lessons Learned from five years of SDL

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    Michael Howard , the kiwi at the cutting edge of security in Microsoft in the US has written a great "Lessons Learned" article for this months MSDN Magazine. Even if you don't get the mag, you can read the article online - and I suggest you do. He's got...
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    SQL Server for PHP driver CTP released

    If you happen to be building sites in PHP and want to take advantage of SQL Server, we've just released a drive for SQL Server 2005 for use in PHP sites. This is not final code, but it is scheduled for release in February. In the meantime you can download...
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    User group events this week

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    Well, its another week with several user groups on. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) the Auckland CBD .Net user group is meeting at Microsoft (22 Viaduct Harbour) at 6pm. Andrew Tokeley will be repeating his excellent Dynamic Data Controls talk from Tech Ed...
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    Auckland SharePoint user group tomorrow night

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    Also - just a reminder for those of you in Auckland who are interested in Sharepoint - the first ever Auckland Sharepoint user group kicks off tomorrow night - October 10. You'll want to be at Microsoft at 4pm. Details follow: Microsoft, Level 5 22 Viaduct...
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    Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington this week!

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    It seems funny to be saying Wellington here I come, when that's where I'm based and currently sitting. The point is that these are the locations I'm presenting on what is new in Visual Studio 2008 this week. Nelson .Net User Group Wednesday October 10...
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    Opening up the source of the .Net Base Class Libraries

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    Today we've announced (through ScottGu) that we are opening up the source code (complete with comments) for some of the .Net Base Class Libraries. The purpose of this is to enable richer debugging support inside Visual Studio 2008 which will be released...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Shell and VS2008 SDK

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    I've had a couple of customers ask about using the Visual Studio Shell and given I've just stumbled upon some info about it, I thought I'd share it. Firstly the Shell will be a free component of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK when it ships. Initially it was...
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    Working with Microsoft

    I have a presentation that I've done a couple of times now about how to work with Microsoft including details of what the MVP and RD programs are and how they work. I just read Rods' blog on ConnectioNZ from last week (I've been on leave) and can't...
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    Whats new in Visual Studio 2008 - talk and demo

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    We are kicking off a series of events for anyone interested in getting an update on new tools, technology and platform advances. We are calling these "Microsoft Unplugged". Nathan kicked these events off last week with an overview of Windows Server...
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    Promoting your user group

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    The following post was written by Rodney Lake. Rodney runs the .Net User Group in Tauranga, and recently had 54 people attend one of his user group meetings due to smart promotion. He shares his tips for you here. Promoting a user group One way...
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    Lots of User Groups this week!

    I was just looking at the user group schedule around the country and there are lots on this week. Just tonight there are the following user group meetings: Auckland SQL Server User Group Wellington SQL Server User Group Wellington Office User Group Wellington...
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    MSDN Flash - Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008

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    I know - the last one only just came out yesterday. I'll blame the spam legislation :-) Here is this weeks - should be in your mail box Friday or early next week. Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight 1.0 is out! The final release...
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    Continuity, speakers and good running.

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    The following post was written by Kirk Jackson who leads the Wellington .Net User Group. Kirks group is one of the most consistent and well run groups in New Zealand. Continuity, speakers and good running I organise the Wellington .NET user group, and...
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    Starting a user group (Lessons learnt)

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    The following post was written by Chandima Kulathilake who was one of the founders and is a leader of the Wellington Sharepoint User Group. Starting a user group (Lessons learnt) Darryl from MSFT NZ sent a few of the New Zealand User Group leads an email...
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    Guest Blogging - Starting and running a User Group

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    We've got some smart people running User Groups in New Zealand. They have been running user groups for a variety of periods from several years to several months, but they are all smart, hard working people who know how to start and run these groups well...
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    Community Leader of the Year

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    The user group leaders in New Zealand do an outstanding job. These are the people who out of passion for technology start and/or run a user group in New Zealand. Month in and month out they organize venues, speakers, beer, pizza, mailing lists, attendees...
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    My User Group Tour kicks off... here is my schedule

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    Next week my User Group Tour kicks off. This is the first one since last year , and I have more user groups to go to now too. I'm presenting on Visual Studio 2008 which is due to RTM late this year and launch next March. Title: A Lap around Visual...
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    BootCamp 07 - November 3-4

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    You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp - just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd ( Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South...
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    Tech Ed WIT dinner kicks off Girl Geek Dinners

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    The Women in Technology evening at Tech Ed has generated quite a bit of discussion and even momentum . Apart from the evening being the highest scoring session at Tech Ed, it has also inspired a number of women to start a girl geek dinner group in New...
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    http://mscommunities.net.nz - all NZ communities under one roof

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    One of the things we launched at Tech Ed (the card on the left that Louie is holding) is http://mscommunities.net.nz . This site is designed to be a centralized site for all the Microsoft Communities in New Zealand. This includes developer, infrastructure...
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